House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

MATH-1325-01 (Elem Analytical Bus Appl)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorAskew, Michelle L.
Phone(409) 984-6419
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
Hours:10:00-11:00 mwf, 1:15-3:00 mw, 12:15-2:00 tr, other hours available by appointment
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:403
Course Information
Course ID #10147
Course Subject-Number-SectionMATH-1325-01
Course TitleElem Analytical Bus Appl
Course Description An introduction to calculus. The study will include: the derivative, applications of the derivative, techniques of differentiation, exponential and natural logarithmic functions and introduction to integral calculus.
Course Prerequisites MATH 1324 or MATH 1314 or their equivalent.
Required Textbooks CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, ECONOMICS, LIFE SCIENCES & SOCIAL SCIENCES, Barnett, Ziegler, & Byleen, 12th Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011. ISBN: 0-55877246-3
Learning Objectives Intellectual Competencies:

1.        The ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed


2.        The ability to analyze and interpret spoken communication.

3.        The ability to use critical thinking skills in problem solving.

Exemplary Competencies

1.        To apply arithmetic, algebraic, geometric, higher-order

thinking, and statistical methods to modeling and solving real

world situations.

2.        To represent and evaluate basic mathematical information

verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically.

3.        To expand mathematical reasoning skills and formal logic to

develop convincing mathematical arguments.

4.        To use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical thinking

and understanding and to solve mathematical problems and judge

the reasonableness of the results.

5.        To interpret mathematical models such as formulas, graphs,

tables and schematics, and draw inferences from them.

6.        The ability to recognize the limitations of mathematical and

statistical models.

7.        To develop the view that mathematics is an evolving

discipline, interrelated with human culture, and understand

its connections with other disciplines

1.        The ability to develop a capacity to use knowledge of how

technology and science affect their lives.        

2.        The ability use logical reasoning to solve problems.

Major Assignments Available on MyLabsPlus.
Discussion Topics None
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. There will not be any makeup quizzes or makeup tests. A studentís lowest test grade will replace a first missed test. A student will receive a zero for any missed quiz, a second missed test or missing the final exam. The final exam is required.
Determination of Final Grade Tests: 60%         Quizzes: 25% Homework: 15%

(Homework will be done on computers using MyLab+.)

Approximate Test Dates: February 15, 2011

                        March 15, 2011

                        April 15, 2011

Final Exam Date May 17, 2011 - 8:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.† Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.† These policies will be strictly enforced.


Facility† Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


Special Considerations

†††††††† The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.

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